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Coroner 'Furious' About Leaked Info in Brittany Murphy Death

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Investigation notes and a list of prescription drugs allegedly used by Brittany Murphy and now being speculated as to why the actor suffered a cardiac arrest was leaked to TMZ, angering Los Angeles County Coroner officials.

“I’m furious,” Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told the Associated Press. “We don’t normally release partial information. If partial information goes out, it of course makes us look bad. Everybody ought to get it at the same time.”

TMZ is staying mum about their sources and the whole incident has prompted the Coroner's office to release following statement:

The Los Angeles County Department of Coroner is aware of the information that has appeared in the news today regarding its inquiry into the cause and manner of death of Ms. Murphy. The inquiry into the death is ongoing and it is the policy and practice of the Department of Coroner to only release detailed information in cases where the final cause of death has been determined and the case investigation has been completed and closed by the Deputy Medical Examiner.

The Department of Coroner will have no further comment on any information that was not officially released.

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